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It’s Gumboot day


05 April 2019


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Wear gumboots today to show your support for those experiencing depression.

Show your support for those experiencing depression by wearing gumboots today, Friday 5 April.

Gumboot Friday is all about raising awareness and money for mental health.

Mental health campaigner Mike King says the $2 million target raised with New Zealand's first Gumboot Friday will all go to the mental health charity ‘I Am Hope’.

All New Zealanders are encouraged to get involved and swap their usual shoes for a pair of gummies today to raise awareness and funds for kids living with mental health issues.

Depression is like walking through mud every day, which is why gumboots have been chosen for this fundraiser to represent the challenges faced by people struggling with it.

A common sign of depression is persistently feeling down, hopeless or sad and losing interest and pleasure in things you once enjoyed. One in seven people will experience depression before they are 24 years old.

If you are concerned about yourself or someone around you please talk to us or your GP. There are also other alternative helpline services:

Need to talk? (1737, free text or call)
The Depression Helpline (0800 111 757)
Lifeline (0800 543 354)
Samaritans (0800 726 666)
Youthline (0800 376 633)

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